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The Voice in Performance: New York, New York
From March 8-16, 2013, nine undergraduate vocalists traveled to New York City with Liza Kelly, voice professor, to participate in the first Study Away Program in the Department of Music. The goal of The Voice in Performance program was to immerse these students in an all-encompassing music and performance experience. The Study Away course included events such as private voice lessons, private repertoire coachings, foreign language diction class, performance masterclasses, expression through music and performance class, closing recital performance, and attendance at multiple professional music events. Students studied with the faculty of The Center for Language in Song, who currently teach or perform at the highest professional level in their field. Classes within The Center for Language in Song were held at The Opera America Center, a newly constructed and world class studio, audition, and performance venue. Students also attended Othello at the Metropolitan Opera, Song of the Midnight Sun by the New York Festival of Song and a cabaretshow at 54 Below.